New Echo Lockscreen app puts order in the Android notification chaos

If you want to stay on top of things with your smartphone, you've no doubt allowed notifications to pop up in your status bar. The trouble is that we have so many communication venues nowadays, and so many apps installed on our phone, vying for attention, that the notification bar quickly becomes crowded with alerts that pretend to need urgent attention. 

The new Echo Notification Lockscreen app tries to resolve the problem in a different way than  simply pressing the "Clear" button, and getting rid of all alerts in one uncompromising swoop. Echo organizes your notifications in different categories, straight from the lockscreen. The “Priority” alerts are where your most important stuff goes, and once you receive a message there, Echo will turn your screen on, but not for less urgent categories, like “Work” or “Social.”  The “Priority” category is gradually populated over time by learning your habits, and is based on the notifications you open most often. 

The categories that appear on your lock screen can be further expanded to show their content, and notifications dismissed individually or in groups, straight from your lock screen. The Echo Notification Lockscreen app is still labeled as "beta,” so it's a bit rough around the edges, but holds plenty of promises, so give it a try if you want to see some order in your notification chaos.

Developer: DoubleLabsDownload: Android (v0.8.12)
Category: PersonalizationPrice: Free


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